Square Peg Round Hole | GenNext Signature Event

Date: Thursday March 23, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9 pm
Location:  Goodwill Industries- 255 Horton Street, London



Event Details


Join us for SQUARE PEG, ROUND HOLE- the unexpected inaugural signature event brought to you by GenNext and designed to push past taboo.

Local musician Amelia Waud will entertain you as you snack on hors d’ouevres, sip a beverage, snap a photo in the GenNext photo booth and delve deeper into the vital mental health issues  in our community.  Come prepared to bid on our silent auction, with all proceeds igniting possibility for United Way programs and services.

Guest speaker Jason MacKenzie will share his powerful story of survival and speak about why vulnerability is key to releasing the strength and courage within us all.

PLUS, get involved with causes important to you!

Agency and organizational partners aligned with mental health and wellness will be armed with tangible actionables and volunteer opportunities for you to discover!  Square Peg, Round Hole is your one-stop-shop to learn, combat stigma, and climb aboard the critical mental health movement with local non-profits.

Buy your tickets here.

Pop-up Volunteering: Don’t Stop BALLieving Dodgeball Tournament

Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
Time: 8:30 am- 4:00 pm
Location:  Fanshawe College


Event Details

Forest City Sport and Social Club and GenNext are partnering again- this time for a full day of DODGEBALL! Proceeds from this great ALL-FOR-FUN-AND-FUN-FOR-ALL tournament will support GenNext & United Way!

  • All games are first-and-foremost-for-fun (recreational spirit required from all players!)
  • All teams must be co-ed (2 of each gender on the court at all times)
  • Games are played 6-on-6
  • 3 games guaranteed for all teams
  • Lunch will be provided for up to 8 members per team

Team check-in @ 8:30am, round-robin plays wraps up @ 1pm, Trophy Presentation @ 3:30pm — a full day! All times approximate!

Register your team to play here.


Don’t want to play, but still want to be part of this awesome day?  Sign up to volunteer at the tournament! Volunteers will be responsible for:

-team and player registration

-score keeping

-social media coverage and other tasks as needed


Register to volunteer here.

Pop-up Volunteering: Family Literacy Night

Date: Thursday April 20, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location:  Princess Elizabeth (247 Thompson Rd, London)



Event Details

Since 2005, Investing in Children has partnered with the Thames Valley District School Board to provide inquiry based Family Literacy Events to children in grades JK- 3.

Family Literacy Events begin with a story, then the children and their parents or caregivers rotate through a series of 8-10 activities that engage the families in unexpected ways of developing literacy. Each station also includes methods to bring the learning into the home. With inquiry based learning, the students’ questions, ideas and observations are placed at the centre of the learning experience.

Register to volunteer here.

Pop-up Volunteering: Soup N’ Bread Lunch

Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Time: 11:30- 1:00 pm
Location: Covent Garden Market Square




Event Details

Join GenNext as we partner once again with the London Homeless Coalition for the Spring edition
of Soup N’ Bread!

Come on out, enjoy some warm soup (and bread!) and help GenNext serve out cool drinks at the beverage station over your lunch hour! It will be a great opportunity to meet community members and fellow GenNexters and to give back while you’re at it!

Register to volunteer here.

Bridges out of Poverty Circles Dinner: Spring Edition

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location:  Youth for Christ (254 Adelaide Street South)



Event Details


Bridges Out of Poverty Circles is a community initiative coordinated by Goodwill Industries that is comprised of caring and compassionate individuals who meet to share information, support, resources, meals, and friendship.

Join us as we prepare, cook and serve a delicious meal to the wonderful Leaders and Allies of the Bridges out of Poverty Circles program!  For more information on the program, please visit:

Register to volunteer here.

Summer Pop-up Breakfasts with LUSO

Date: Multiple dates available
Time: 8- 10:30 am
Location: 1100 Victoria Drive- Blue Portable


Event Details

Looking for a fun team building volunteer opportunity with heart?  Look no further! Sign your team of 6-8 up to cook and serve up a nutritious meal for children and youth who need it most! This program runs all summer long and is the perfect mix of pancakes, fruit, the great outdoors and non-stop DoGooder fun!

Email to book your team today!

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